The vision of CAPABLE is to develop and evaluate practicable, scalable and effective interventions that can help control exposure to major environmental and lifestyle risk factors, protect against NCDs, and promote health in Bangladesh (and beyond) in an acceptable, sustainable and cost-effective manner. To realise this aim, CAPABLE will pursue four inter-linked goals:

  • To create a 150,000-participant NCD research platform, in urban, urban-slum, and rural settings, that leaves a lasting legacy in Bangladesh.
  • To conduct innovative cross-disciplinary research to understand the interplay between NCD risk factors, and to develop and evaluate practicable, feasible and acceptable interventions to combat them.
  • To strengthen research capacity in Bangladesh.
  • To mobilise partnerships of Bangladesh and UK centres-of-excellence to achieve the goals above.